This is what I’ve been saying all along.
I’m a mechanical engineer by trade and I fully know how much manufacturing costs… and the biggest price integer is actually the anticipated volume of the serial production. In other words how many units they will produce each year and for how long they will sell the product…
Wolkswagen cars cost they way they cost because they have a sales volume of a million cars a year and they spread out the cost over several cars using platforms for the basis of each car (they can reuse parts for other cars and brands etc.)
I can’t imagine the volume of the TX-6 being more then the lower thousands each year and this will reflect heavily on the price… it’s one thing if they use off the shelf parts because the supplier of those parts sell to other manufacturers and can then push the price down of each part because they sell them by the millions. TE makes their own parts and sell them at a volume of lower thousands… just imagine the price difference there!
The response to this has mostly been “I’m also in the business and now how much hardware cost and it’s still expensive” and my retort to that is “stop fucking lying”
Edit: I just wanted to add that the sales volume is the biggest driver for how parts are manufactured